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  • 2024-02-06 "Kaos" unknown
  • 2023-04-04 "Jack Jackrum" unknown
  • 2022-07-31 "Igor" yes
  • 2020-07-29 "Hogfather" yes

plugin Displays some dynamic info about the current page, user or date. It uses exactly the same syntax and variables as namespace templates.

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Similar to displaytitle

Tagged with date, email, include, template, users


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@ID@ full ID of the page
@NS@ namespace of the page
@NSL@ full external link to current namespace
@PAGE@ page name (ID without namespace and underscores replaced by spaces)
@PAGEL@ full external link to current page
@USER@ ID of current user
@NAME@ full name of current user
@MAIL@ mail address of current user
@DATE@ current date
@YEAR@ current year in YYYY format
@MONTH@ current month in MM format
@SMONTH@ current month in M format (without leading zero)
@DAY@ current day in DD format
@SDAY@ current day in D format (without leading zero)
@TITLE@ first heading of the current page
@WIKI@ title of the wikis as configured in title
@SERVER@ the content of $_SERVER['SERVER_NAME']
@VER@ the contents returned by getVersion(), such as “Release 2013-12-08 “Binky”
@VERR@ the release date as extracted from getVersion()
@VERN@ the release name as extracted from getVersion()
@ALIAS@ the e-mail alias of the current user e.g. john.doe. If a different separator than the dot is required you can also use @ALIAS_@ or @ALIAS-@

:!: This plugin doesn't work within titles, links and other substitution patterns, for technical reasons.

Use this plugin only when necessary. It turns caching for the current page off, which may have a negative effect on performance.

Live tests available for various Wiki versions: (the start page of each wiki demonstrates the plugin).


New Management

I'd like to announce my intentions of maintaining this plugin starting Jan 2011, after Chi's (let's hops temporary) exit of the DokuWiki development world. As a starting point a new demo page as well as screenshots and localization strings will be developed in for the next release, which will bring few if any behavioural modifications. More Info [dokuwiki]ryan.chappelle 2010/12/18 19:34

After… a lot of time, I pushed an update which incorporates variables for Dokuwiki version information. — Luis Machuca Bezzaza 2015-06-28 19:49



Is there any way of using these variables within a <code> block?

Not in any practical way. The unformatted modes (code, file, nowiki) prevent the plugins from replacing content – and that's expected, since unformatted is for for pasting content verbatim. — Luis 2010/02/23 18:22

Will this work with the templater-plugin?

You can use the @-Placeholders on the page where you use the


syntax. It's not working inside the sections which have been included by the templater-plugin.


Hello Is there a chance of using a variable like @ID@ in the pagequery plugin? I tried it but it didn't work. Thanks, Daniel

After studying the features of this plugin, I have to say this is great. The fact that it can not parse inside links or other constructs (for example, I tried using this alongside the Data Plugin) is somewhat of an hindrance, but it can be overcome with careful design. However, I would like to propose new variables to be integrated in this plugin, if possible. Among the ones I've planned, I think the following may be useful:

  • @TITLE@, to expand into the Page Title available via the first header, if the $conf['useheading'] option is enabled. That would be essentially a user-friendly alternative to @PAGE@ where needed.
  • @WIKI@, to expand to the Wiki Name as defined via $conf['title'], and @SERVER@, to expand to the server name as provided by Apache. Mostly to provide uniformity on document-oriented wikis and make them domain-independant if migrations or company changes occur.

I want to leave these two for a proposal. — — Luis Machuca B. 2009/01/30 20:05

Done! — Michael Klier 2009/03/25 11:40

Would it be possible to display the groups the current user belongs to with an @GROUPS@ tag? That would be really helpful as would an entry in the sidebar showing the current ACL conclusion of the permission level for the current user on the current (non-sidebar) page. E,g. None, read, edit, etc.

Use var in heading

Hi, i want to show the Pagename in a Heading Like this ====== @PAGE@ ====== Sadly in the header it do not work. As normal Text it's working.

Any ideas where i can do this? — cowa 2020-12-09 16:06

Editor details

Is there a way to include the last edit user and date and other page meta data so that I can include information such as

This page created by @pageCreator@ was last reviewed by @LastEditor@ who made an edit on @LastEditDate@

in the page when it exported/printed??

plugin/var.txt · Last modified: 2023-10-05 20:58 by

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